Challenging the popular notion that politics and religion do not mix, he urges Christians to ‘speak truth to power, rather than for power or merely against power’, whether we are addressing government policies or rampant secularism in university culture.

As the book evolves, so does the way these three elements interact and support each other, coming down to (spoiler alert) the importance of love. Wright’s analysis rings very true, healthily challenging both the left and right wings of the Church to be more Christlike.

While Wright’s application is still a little vague, if the Church followed his nudges in direction it would have far greater influence in the world than it does now. DW

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